Anybody trying to get Linaro running on AuraSlate tablet?

Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 17:41:29 UTC 2012


2012/3/1 Subodh Nijsure <snijsure at grid-net.com>:
> On 03/01/2012 08:00 AM, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
>>
>> 2012/3/1 Zach Pfeffer<zach.pfeffer at linaro.org>:
>>>
>>> On 1 March 2012 00:40, Subodh Nijsure<snijsure at grid-net.com>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> (Pardon if this is out-of-scope for linaro-dev mailing list )
>>>>
>>>> Is there anybody trying to get Linaro to run on "cheap" AuraSlate
>>>> (http://www.auraslate.com/) tablet?  If you are would be nice to
>>>> collaborate...
>>>
>>> I like their website: Mischief encouraged. Hackers welcome.
>>>
>>> They should post the hardware schematic on the site or at least some
>>> indication what the SoC is. If its one of our member's SoCs then it
>>> may be interesting.
>>
>> http://auraslate.freeforums.org/post193.html#p193
>>
>> The purchase page would indicate that to get the sources (to the
>> kernel, as a most important point), you'd need to pay them for the CD:
>
> I know this is besides the point of making opensource code available without
> fees etc.
>
> But fwiw,  CD contains all the android source code to build android OTA zip
> package..

Oh sure, I think distributing sources through disks and charging a
nominal fee for it is allowed by all the usual open source licenses so
that's not something that can be argued over.

The problem arises after you have hacked on the kernel. What happens
to your changes? Is someone going to integrate them to the upgrades?
In fact, how *will* you get upgrades for the sources? There's some
upgrades to the sw posted on the forum but I guess that's just the
images. Does one buy updates to the sources too?

Reading through the forum a bit more, it actually seems that the hope
is that the community will take the ball on software maintenance.
Which is not great, since on the forums it's indicated that no TRM
will be made available -> kernel development is impaired.

But now we are already very very far into off-topic ;)

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